Half Dome Climber's Log

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ScottyP - Jan 21, 2015 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2015

Winter! Sort of  Sucess!

Weak winter created opportunity! Cables down!

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Dec 29, 2014 2:08 pm

When I was younger  Sucess!

Scout trip using cables

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Half Dome Day Hike  Sucess!

My first Yosemite hike. Got a permit on Sat and went there Sunday morning and dis this as a day hike from the Yosemite valley, just one week before the cable went down.


CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:06 pm

cables down prusiks up  Sucess!

climbed it twice in a 7 day period. cables were down. used prusiks to get up. very fun/long day hike. had the summit to ourselves for about an hour until some people climbing snake dike joined us. going down was a little more unnerving than going up


Dalian - Oct 9, 2014 7:58 pm

Half Dome

I climbed it once a year for the past 12 years. So I did hike to the top of Half Dome 12 times. Usually in the beginning of November when the cables are down and the crowds are gone.
For the past 6 years, I did the Cloud's Rest - Half Dome loop.
(2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

trexkerry - Oct 6, 2014 12:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2014

4th time via cables  Sucess!

4th time up in last 3 years. Will probably keep doing this on an annual basis, started at 9 AM and was back to the car by 5:30 - not too crowded as this was a Friday near the end of the season. Trip report is HERE.

Diesel - Jul 16, 2014 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

Half Dome Experience   Sucess!

Everybody was fast to recommend a 4 AM starting time! Really? We went there to hike, see the nature, take pictures and have fun, not to hike in the dark. Left at 8AM, back at 5:30 PM? One hour on top. Went up Mist Trail and down John Muir Trail. Lots of very slow folks on cables, blocking both cables in the same time. My hands got tired holding the cable so I went on the outside and pulled myself up in 10 minutes. Going down felt way longer than going up.


braindancer - Jul 12, 2014 4:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

Did cables before the permit madness. Stupidly went with two triathletes (hey Matt, hey Jessica) that kicked my ass hard. We did the whole hike, round-trip, in under 4 hours.

nikhilm - Jul 9, 2014 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

cable route  Sucess!

straightforward day hike from Happy isles on a 91 degree day!


JimmyJazz - Jun 25, 2014 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998

Via the Cables  Sucess!

Approximate date of second time ascending, on the way back from Merced Lake on a backpacking trip. First time was a day hike back in 1992. A hike that truly captures the essence of Yosemite: superb scenery, ridiculous crowds.


SkyPilot84 - Jun 20, 2014 1:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

Dayhike from HI  Sucess!

Dayhike with friends up the cabled route.


Mooner - Jun 18, 2014 12:44 am

Up I Go

05/28/14 via Snake Dikes - Climbed with my wife Natasha for our honeymoon. She got blisters and it ended up taking us almost 14 hours round trip


gbrill - Jun 4, 2014 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Standard trail with lots of people.


larrychenshen - May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

summitpost half dome climbers log  Sucess!

summitpost half dome climbers log


WRGruener - May 19, 2014 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1979

No Food, No Problem  Sucess!

Bears got all our food are first night of a week long BP. So we figured climb the peak from Little Yosemite Valley, come back get our packs and head to the Valley for dinner!

Climbed via The Cables


Carv - Jan 22, 2014 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

Yosemite  Sucess!

Via Cables


elevateyourstate - Jan 22, 2014 12:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2000

Sierra Gem  Sucess!

This was my first Sierra Nevada summit and it was magnificent.

Every hiker should make this hike at least once.

It's a classic for a reason. Can't wait to go back some day!


SawtoothSean - Jan 15, 2014 11:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013

Snake Dyke  Sucess!

Really fun climb up. First few pitches felt sandbagged, then easier terrain but more runout . Hiked down via cables.

edlogue3 - Dec 12, 2013 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2013

Smokey Ascent  Sucess!

Good long hike, view obscured by smoke.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Nov 1, 2013 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Great summit  Sucess!

Late April 2013 climbed NW Face of Half Dome with Hamik. IAD c2c. Awesome day out.

Sept 4th 2010 - Snake Dike with Shane. First time leading on a multi pitch climb. Led odds.

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